Kisii Governor Ongwae mourns Former Secretary General Kofi Annan

Former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan died in Switzerland. PHOTO/COURTESY

Kisii county Governor James Ongwae has mourned the sudden death of Former UN secretary General Kofi Annan who died on Saturday morning in Switzerland after a short illness.

“It is with great sadness and shock that I have learnt of the passing on of Kofi Annan, former UN Secretary General and Nobel Peace Laureate following a short illness,” Mourned Ongwae.

From the information sent to our news room, Ongwae has termed the General as Global statesman who tirelessly fought for peace in the world.

“The late Annan will be remembered as a global statesman who tirelessly fought for peace in the world. Kenyans will remember him for his role in brokering peace in the aftermath of the 2008 post poll chaos.His selflessness and compassion inspired both the young and old across the world,” Said Ongwae.

Kofi Atta Annan was born in Kumasi on April 8th 1938. Annan was appointed secretary-general, the top post of the UN, by the UN General Assembly in December 1996. He began serving his four-year term of office on January 1, 1997.

Kofi Annan Was 80 years. Kenyans will remember him for helping resolve the 2007 post election Violence crisis by bringing together Mwai Kibaki and Raila Odinga.